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How To Make Wild Garlic Ramp Pesto Recipe

Learn How to make Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe quick and easy that will last for a whole year-round. Perfect Vibrant Condiment with your dishes, this Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Diabetic Friendly, Low Carb, and Keto Pesto is one of the best spring foraging wonders.

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Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

Wild Garlic

As Wild Garlic is becoming popular year after year, more recipes are popping up on the internet. 

My favorite Keto Snack Recipe is Wild Garlic Chips, which I make every year after our foraging woods trip. But those chips last precisely 5 minutes and all are eaten.

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To get your fresh Wild Garlic to last longer, or even a whole year, my Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe is the one you have to make. Placed in the fridge, it lasts until next spring, when you can go again and experience spring foraging for fresh garlic leaves. 

Last Updated: March 09, 2022

Spring Foraging

Beautiful spring weather where finally all of the herbs are starting to grow, will give us a great option of going into the woods, pick Wild garlic or Ramp as somebody calls it and make a perfectly tasty Keto Wild Garlic Ramp Pesto, that will last for a long time in your fridge and can be added to almost anything.

Spring is here, the sun is shining finally a bit longer and stronger, and the weather is getting more pleasant.

Picking Wild Garlic

And that is the best time for weekends trip into the woods. At the beginning of April, a wild garlic or a ramp is starting to grow all over. And you do not need to travel far for it. We normally go just into the outskirts of our town, into a big park and garlic is everywhere. Do not forget to take a big bags, because once you will start picking, you would not know when to stop.

The best time to pick ramp or wild garlic is at the complete start of the season when the leaves are still young and fresh.

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Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

The second reason is, that at the beginning of April when the wild garlic starts growing you would have no problem mixing it with Lilly of the Valey, which is pretty dangerous to our body.

Lots of people mix those 2 leaves up, but even though they do look a bit similar, wild garlic has got a strong smell of garlic, which cannot be missed. And as I wrote, if you go at the beginning Lilly of the Valey does not grow as yet.

What is Wild Garlic? 

In the post about Wild Garlic Chips, I have explained exactly what Wild garlic is, how to forage it, how to distinguish it from others, how to cook with Wild Garlic, and how it looks exactly. I do not think it is necessary to rewrite it again here, and I would instead concentrate on more tips and tricks about making the best Wild Garlic Pesto without nuts. 

St. Patrick’s Day

Do you know how great this is? 

St. Patrick’s Day comes exactly as Spring foraging Wild Garlic approaches and gives us a perfect idea for the day. 

But apart from recipes with Wild Garlic, I have for you a few more to look at:

What is Wild Garlic Pesto?

Wild garlic pesto is a simple pesto, where fresh Wild garlic leaves are mixed with oil and salt as preservatives. This way, the pesto lasts for much longer than one would have thought so. 

Originally using Mortar and Pestle could be your choice of preparation. Still, to make it super easy and done in minutes, I have used our famous Magic Bullet, which will mix it all in less than a minute.

Is Wild Garlic Pesto Good for you?

Wild Garlic, also known as Allium Ursinum, or Ramsons, is filled with more magnesium and minerals than regular garlic cloves. 

With its delightful taste and a touch of garlicky flavor, this leafy spring herb is one of the best you can have fresh, cooked, preserved, or baked within your kitchen.

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Recipe Wild Garlic Pesto

What can you add to Wild garlic Pesto?

As you see, our recipe is extra simple, made out of only three ingredients.

I do not use anything else because I prefer to have basic pesto and add everything else depending on what I am going to use this pesto for. 

There are so many other goodies you can add depending on your liking:

  • Cheese – grated parmesan, pecorino, or cheddar cheese added at the end of the process
  • Nuts – from the most popular pine nut to walnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, or plain almonds
  • Herbs – you can always blend this pesto with fresh young nettles, parsley, or basil leaves. Remember to cook fresh nettle leaves before using them to avoid stinginess.
  • Additional flavors – fresh garlic, lemon, or nutrition yeast to add to the aroma

How to preserve Wild Garlic Pesto?

Using and making our recipe, you do not even have to preserve this pesto with the traditional preserving methods. 

Because of the salt and oil, this pesto is already preserved, and together with the vibrant color, it lasts in the fridge for a year or more. Just use clean glass containers or Mason Jars and make sure they are fully closed. 

How to eat Wild Garlic Pesto?

There are so many choices on eating this delicious Wild garlic pesto. Your dishes can be enriched with only a few teaspoons of this vibrant green deliciousness. 

You can add it into 

How to serve Wild Garlic Pesto?

Taken fresh out of your refrigerator, you can add a dollop onto:

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Ramp Pesto

How to make Wild Garlic Pesto without nuts?

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

Ingredients needed:

  • Fresh Wild Garlic Leaves
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKING THE EASIEST WILD GARLIC PESTO

First Step: Ingredients needed for Wild Garlic Pesto

Prepare all the ingredients for making the best and easiest ramson pesto.

The main ingredient is wild garlic which should be freshly picked from the woods.

Make sure it is thoroughly washed and dry before using it.

As an oil option, I have used extra virgin olive oil.

Salt could be picked depending on what you prefer, but I have chosen Himalayan.

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Recipe Wild Garlic Pesto

Second Step: Add leaves into Magic Bullet Jar

If you’re using a magic bullet or any other food processor, put all wild garlic leaves into the container.

As I have used a magic bullet, I could not fit all of the leaves in one go, and therefore, I have filled up the blender jar with only half of the portion, and after blending it, I have added the rest of the wild garlic leaves in.

Wild Garlic Leaves adding into the magic bullet container for blending
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Third Step: Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pour all of the extra virgin olive oil.

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Wild Garlic Leaves

Fourth Step: Salt

Lastly, add salt of your choice.

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Wild Garlic

Fifth Step: Blend all

Blend it thoroughly until you’re satisfied with the consistency.

If you would like a smoother consistency, I suggest blending your pesto once again.

Ramp Pesto blending ingredients
Wild Garlic Pesto

Tips and Tricks:

  • Add – cheese, extra herbs, nuts, nutritional Yeast, Lemon or Garlic
  • Repeat – repeat the blending process to get a smoother consistency
  • Mortar and Pestle – could be used to get the original pesto consistency
  • Store – in the glass container fully closed in your fridge

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How do you store Wild garlic Pesto?

Wild garlic pesto is ideally stored in the refrigerator, and this way, it can be preserved for a year to come.

Can you freeze Wild Garlic Pesto?

You can, of course, freeze the wild garlic pesto, preferably in small glass containers or Mason Jars.

You can also fill up your ice container and have wild garlic pesto prepared for each serving.

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Yield: 300g

How To Make Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

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Learn How to make Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe quick and easy that will last for a whole year-round. Perfect Vibrant Condiment with your dishes, this Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Diabetic Friendly, Low Carb, and Keto Pesto is one of the best spring foraging wonders.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Fresh Wild Garlic Leaves
  • 200 millilitres (3/4 Cup plus 3 Tablespoons) Extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan Salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry clean all the wild garlic leaves and prepare your oil as well as salt.
  2. If you’re using a magic bullet or any other food processor, put all wild garlic leaves into the container.
  3. Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. Lastly, add salt of your choice.
  5. Blend it thoroughly until you’re satisfied with the consistency.

Notes

  • Add - cheese, extra herbs, nuts, nutritional Yeast, Lemon or Garlic
  • Repeat - repeat the blending process to get a smoother consistency
  • Mortar and Pestle - could be used to get the original pesto consistency
  • Store - in the glass container fully closed in your fridge

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Nutrition Information

Yield

300g

Serving Size

100g

Amount Per Serving Calories 371Total Fat 38gCarbohydrates 3,6gFiber 1,2gProtein 4,1g

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Let me know in the comments below how do you use the wild garlic. it would be interesting to know and maybe I can also try some ideas.

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Jules Shepard

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

The color of this pesto is beyond lovely! How much greener could it get? Have already pinned it and look forward to giving it a try.

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Thursday 6th of December 2018

Dear Jules,

I love that as well. It always comes this perfect green. And stays green forever.

Have a great day

Zuzana

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